Increase use of technology to prevent tax evasion, find new sources of revenue: Chief Minister

 

Revenue worth more than Rs 92,000 crore revenue collected in Uttar Pradesh in two quarters

CM Yogi reviews non-tax revenue receipts so far in the financial year 2023-24, instructs to intensify efforts to achieve target

CM expresses satisfaction over increase in revenue collection in every sector, including mining, stamp and registration, excise & transport

Task force will work on mission mode against sale of illicit and poisonous liquor during festivals

Chief Minister’s instructions to officials: Keep prices of building construction materials like ballast, sand, moram under control, pay attention to interests of the common people

The money received from the public as revenue is being used in public interest: Chief Minister

Strictest action will be taken against those who violate the confidentiality of enforcement proceedings: Chief Minister

Curb illegal mining, overloading should be stopped: Chief Minister

Chief Minister reviews updated status of non-tax revenue receipts in the current financial year

  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed updated status of non-tax revenue receipts in the current financial year in a high-level meeting at his official residence on Wednesday. On this occasion, Finance Minister Suresh Khanna and Minister of Excise and Prohibition (Independent Charge) Nitin Agarwal were present.
  • The Chief Minister, in turn, received details of the target of revenue collection and the relative receipts in GST, VAT, Excise, Stamp and Registration, Transport, Land Revenue and Energy and also gave necessary directions to the departmental officers.

Major guidelines given by the Chief Minister in the meeting are the following:

  • Due to planned efforts, the non-tax revenue collection of the state is continuously increasing. Till the second quarter of the current financial year, revenue of more than Rs 92 thousand crore has been received so far through various means. In this, ₹ 52 thousand crore has been collected from GST/VAT, ₹ 20 thousand crore as excise tax, ₹ 13 thousand crore from stamp and registration and more than ₹ 47 hundred crore from transport. This situation can be called satisfactory. Every department has collected good revenue compared to the first two quarters of last year. This is the amount collected from the public which will be spent in the development of the state and in public welfare works.

★ There is immense potential in Uttar Pradesh. Manufacturing activities have also increased here due to planned efforts. The state should get its benefit. We should also create new sources to increase revenue collection. Concrete efforts should be made to meet the revenue collection target of ₹2.62 lakh crore in the current financial year.

★ Theft of revenue is a national loss. There is a need to increase vigilance to prevent attempts at evasion of GST. Collect solid information before conducting raids. Intelligence needs to be further improved. The officers/employees who play with the confidentiality and sanctity of the enforcement proceedings will be identified and strictest action will be taken against them.

★ There is a need to further increase the activation of special disciplinary units and mobile force units. However, in recent times, their vigilance has resulted in success in effectively curbing tax evasion. Still, there is a need for comprehensive improvement in the working style. Make maximum use of technology.

  • In the festive atmosphere, there is a possibility of those making and selling illegal liquor becoming active again. Deal with such elements strictly. There should not be such activity in any district. The team of every district and every police station should monitor them in active mode.
  • There should be no overloading of vehicles engaged in mining work under any circumstances. This is against the rules and also becomes a cause of accidents. Take strict action against violators.
  • Minerals like sand, mortar, ballast have a direct connection with the common man. There should be no unnecessary increase in their prices. Various development projects are also affected by this. In such a situation, legal action should be taken against black marketeers who create artificial shortage of minerals.
  • Several policy steps have been taken by the state government to promote the use of electric vehicles. By increasing public awareness, modes of transport like school buses, transport corporation buses, city buses etc. should be encouraged for EVs. Efforts should be intensified to increase the number of charging stations. There is a need to further increase the number of contracted buses in the Transport Corporation.
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